Raft Cove reopens

BC Parks made the decision to close the park Aug. 10, following the increase of visitors for the World Rainbow Gathering

Visitors can again enjoy the beauty of Raft Cove Provincial Park, located on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island.

In consultation with other agencies, BC Parks made the decision to close the park Aug. 10, following the increase of visitors for the World Rainbow Gathering. The anticipated increase in visitors raised concerns over public health and safety, the protection of the natural environment and the preservation of park values.

Members of the Rainbow group concluded that Raft Cove Provincial Park was not the right location for their event and worked with BC Parks to clean up the site before they departed.

A site assessment was completed and the park is now open.

For more information about BC Parks, visit: www.bcparks.ca